SUSI will be issuing weekly payments from September to December to ensure all eligible students registered with and confirmed by their college receive their maintenance grant. Payments are made on Thursdays so to see if you are due to receive a payment in a given week, check the payments schedule in the My Payments section of your SUSI student portal on the Thursday of that week.
If your application is awarded after the first scheduled payment date or your registration is confirmed after the first scheduled payment date, you will receive any back payments due in your first payment.
Yes, you can change or amend your bank details in your student portal. You should allow at least one week for the change to take affect before a scheduled payment date.
Maintenance grants can only be paid to PLC students in the following circumstances:
- Your application has been awarded and you have received an award letter from SUSI;
- You have submitted your bank details through your SUSI account;
- The institution you are attending has confirmed satisfactory attendance each month.
If you previously completed a period of study at the same or higher level as your current awarded course, the amount of maintenance grant and/or fees you are awarded will be affected. You will not be paid for the months you have previously completed.
Example: You previously completed 3 months of a level 7 course. You are now applying for a grant for a different level 7 course. Provided you meet all eligibility criteria, you will only be eligible for 6 payments instead of the full 9 payments and will need to complete a repeat period of study of 3 months before you can receive your first payment.
Fee grants are paid directly to the college or institution on your behalf.